The Michael Chekhov Handbook: For the Actor / Edition 1

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'Petit's words go right to the heart of Chekhov's technique ... Anyone looking for a key to understanding more about Michael Chekhov's technique will devour it.'Jessica Cerullo, Michael Chekhov Association, NYC

The Michael Chekhov technique is today seen as one of the most influential and inspiring methods of actor training in existence. In The Michael Chekhov Handbook, Lenard Petit draws on twenty years of teaching experience to unlock and illuminate this often complex technique.

Petit uses four sections to guide those studying, working with or encountering Chekhov's approach for the first time:

  • the aims of the technique – outlining the real aims of the actor
  • the principles – acting with energy, imagination and creative power
  • the tools – the actor’s use of the body and sensation
  • the application – bringing the technique into practice

The Michael Chekhov Handbook’s explanations and exercises will provide readers with the essential tools they need to put the rewarding principles of this technique into use.

Lenard Petit is the Artistic Director of The Michael Chekhov Acting Studio in New York City. He teaches Chekhov Technique in the MFA and BFA Acting programs at Rutgers University. He was a contributor and co-creator of the DVD, Master Classes in The Michael Chekhov Technique, published by Routledge.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415496728
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 11/30/2009
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 855,916
  • Product dimensions: 0.52 (w) x 0.77 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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  • Posted April 2, 2011

    Got an Imagination? Use it...

    This is the definitive book for the modern actor looking to expand his or her technique outside of the boring, old American acting "method."

    Mr. Petit's approach to Chekhov both remains true to the Master's teaching while transporting the student to places that, no doubt, would have made Chekhov giddy with excitement.

    So if you're an actor, young or old, and you want to rediscover the fun in being actor and how easy and exciting it is to do so: this is the book for you.

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